Goscote Greenacres Community Garden began in 2012 by Walsall Council Social Care and Inclusion to bring adults with learning disabilities and the local community together to help tackle prejudice.
We aim to educate the community about nature conservation and get them directly involved in improving their local area.
The site consists of 60 small plots which we rent out to local residents as well as groups and organisations operating locally. Including WHG, Recovery college, and a pupil referral unit. There is a wheelchair accessible path the runs around the site along with the 25 raised beds allows the less able to enjoy gardening.
We have a small wildflower area, to encourage pollinating insects, an offsite orchard, a woodland strip adjacent to the Wyrley and Essington canal: we are Waterside Care group who undertakes regular litter picks on the canal side and local green spaces, encouraging the local community to become involved.
we have two poly tunnels on site along with the market garden area where our volunteers, many with learning disabilities, grow fruit and vegetables which with either sell to the local community or donate to local food banks.
We hold regular community events throughout the year including Mayday plant sale and Halloween event, all of which helps bring the community together.